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English definition of “take”

take

verb [T] (HOLD)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B1 to move in order to hold something in the hand(s): Can you take this bag while I open the door ? He took my arm and led me outside . Take an egg and break it into the bowl . He took hold of the plant's root and pulled .Having in your hands Grammar:Phrases with takeWe use take in a lot of phrases, especially with nouns. In these cases, the meaning of take depends on the noun:Grammar:TakeTake means ‘move with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place’:Grammar:Take: other meaningsTake can mean ‘remove without permission’:
(Definition of take verb (HOLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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